Jacksonville Magazine opens its doors to interns from colleges near and far. Many past interns have gone on to work at a variety of publications, and a few members of the Jax Mag staff started out in the trenches as interns themselves. (Just kidding, we don’t have any trenches. They’re really more like ditches. Ditches dug by interns.)
Here are a few profiles of recent and current interns. If you’re interested in interning with us, please visit this page to get details on how to apply.
Anna Kozeruba // Editorial Intern
She loves salted caramel gelato, high heels and Paul Simon. Outside of the office, Anna can be found at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club or vying for her nephew’s (pictured) affection.
Travis Gibson // Editorial Intern
Travis Gibson is a Jacksonville native, but he won’t make you feel bad if you’re not. He’s a multimedia journalism student at the University of North Florida serving a summer internship and graduates August 2014. Sports are his speciality, but a bum knee and the vertical leap of an iron safe keeps him watching and writing instead of playing. When he’s not writing for Jacksonville Magazine he works at First Coast News (NBC 12/ABC 25) as a multimedia web producer. He likes watching Kevin Spacey take over the world on House of Cards, laughing at Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation and dressing like Don Draper.
His grandfather was a coach for the New York Giants, but he’s a die hard Jacksonville Jaguars fan. He keeps his car a mess and his nose clean. He lives for news and his iPhone.
He became a writer because everything and everyone has a story to be told.
Kayla Sim // Editorial Intern
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Kayla Sim realized how much love she had for her city when she moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State. After four years and a National Championship, Kayla is home for good. She obtained degrees in Retail Merchandising and Editing, Writing, and Mass Media. Kayla is very excited to be interning at Jacksonville Magazine in hopes to further her career.
When she isn’t interning for Jax Mag, Kayla can be found spoiling her two doxies, Lola and Curtis, and feeding her accessory addiction.
Crystal Chase // Advertising Intern
Summer intern Crystal Chase was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s in Communications with a concentration in Advertising. She is completing her last semester as a graduate student at Lasell College with a Master’s in Communications.
In addition to interning with Jax Mag, she works at Web.com as an online marketing specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and sewing.
Barbara Bent // Editorial Intern
Barbara is a Jacksonville native and a rising junior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She is a Journalism and Spanish double major as well as a member of the university’s Dance Company. Besides writing and dancing, Barbara enjoys hiking the mountain trails near campus and watching Game of Thrones every Sunday night.
This is her first summer as an intern at Jacksonville Magazine and she has big dreams of a career in the magazine industry. Outside of work and school, you can find her surfing at the beach or at home cooking dinner with her family.
Miranda King // Editorial Intern
Previously a fashion merchandising major, Miranda has a deep love for fashion. She is a huge food junkie so don’t be surprised if you find her in the gym more often than not. A few of Miranda’s favorite things are her clothes, sleep, The Walking Dead (especially Rick Grimes) and her water bottle.
Outside of interning for Jacksonville Magazine, Miranda can be found with friends or working. She is happy to be in Jacksonville and has yet to finish exploring.